Permanently Closed - Vida Comida at The Swan

4.2
84 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Casual

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Now Closed
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Now Closed
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Phone number
01935 816116
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rob Davies
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Parking Details
Public car parking within 100m
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Public Transit
Sherborne train station within walking distance
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Wine
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4.2
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3.8
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ZG
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Well I booked this place and turned up at the venue to find out it was permanently closed so yeah not the best date night I must say!

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PS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the tapas, the service and the overall experience. Tapas came a bit fast but I think that was down to us being early (6.30) and ordering all the dishes up front. Should have ordered just two then ordered more. Great menu and good quality cooking

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LR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food and attentive staff. Asked if I could have a table that would be able to tuck my babies car seat out the way, which they did! Plenty of space. Only thing they didn’t have a changing table, but was able to use the disabled toilets instead which was perfect anyway.

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P
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant evening.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it here, the food was excellent and the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. Great atmosphere and will definitely be returning soon. A little bit pricey but totally worth it, you will not be disappointed.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit with my daughter..
Very well received and looked after, terrific veggy options .
All the food was excellent,staff gave a warm welcome, friendly and very helpful.
My daughter has just finished her exams and I wanted to give her a special evening…
Vida Comida did exactly that !!
Highly recommended and we will be back.
Super evening and great atmosphere.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was very impressed by the array of dishes on the menu, I noticed you offer special offers during the week but perhaps a discount applied at the weekend every now and again might be good?

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at twelveish,it was very quiet but such a great ambience. It was a sunny day so we sat outside under the cherry tree. Then inside for our meals, by which time the place was filling up and was a really happy atmosphere. Young Jake behind the bar did a sterling job keeping bar and food
orders going and the food is great also.
Brilliant place and we will certainly be back
That's a promise Jake not a threat!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely venue with great staff. Could do with some more vegetarian and vegan options for those of us who don't eat meat or fish. Really that's the only thing that stops me having tapas more often.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely, service was awful. No one took our food order, didn’t check to see if we wanted anything else once food had arrived and then when we came to pay our food couldn’t be found on the till and we were expected to list everything which we had ordered

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FH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a charming, friendly place! Great atmosphere & delicious food. Thank you!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious food. Fun place and very nice staff. Pretty setting outside

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff were very nice and friendly. There was a good range of options (particularly for vegetarians) on the menu and the set lunch offer was good value. The food itself was also nice.

The only slight downside was that while the restaurant was nice, it was pretty cold and for this reason we ate quite quickly and decided not to stick around for another drink and pudding.

We would return if we were in the area.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Excellent in every way, thank you.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is immense, this is truly a hidden little gem for Sherborne.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this visit. Great service and great good. This standard is normal across all of our visits however the ambience today just made it. Busier the better it seems.

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M
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy a visit to Vida Comida, especially when a special family gathering

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TF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit of Spain in Sherborne ! This restaurant never disappoints. the staff are always charming and efficient.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brave attempt to introduce the tapas scene to Sherborne. Really worth going to. Great food, and not expensive. Quick, friendly service.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really delicious. On first thoughts a bit pricey but, then, given the excellent food worth the cost.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Poor value for money. Really noisy due to very large party next to us. Literally couldn’t hold a conversation

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere. Quick service and plenty of choice. Only thing is that the dishes all come at once and it would be better to stagger them in my opinion. You feel like you have to rush your eating. Maybe order some dishes and eat. Then order another lot! But we like it here and have been several times.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Menu and good range of food
Would come back

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch there for 8 people of all ages. Great service and really good food. The staff were so friendly and we all loved it. I hope to go back soon.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good and speedy lunchtime service, tasty food and a very nice cocktail. Will be back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

we were at Group of 5, and ordered several tapas dishes. All courses came after 5-10 min, and was abviously already ready made. Cheese was Cold, ham was hard and not very interesting.
Fried potatoes salso was much to spicy. Overall not too bad, but did still not meet Our expectations.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal and the place had a nice feel to it. Tapas were good but it is an expensive restaurant and I wonder if long term they can retain their clientele. Service was good and waitresses were attentive. We did not have to wait long for the various dishes to arrive.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Underwhelming food in general.
The service was fabulous.
Nothing wrong with any dish but only the chips were outstanding and at £3.50 per portion, they should be.
Very friendly, clean. Just lacking individuality and love where the food was concerned.
Expensive too IMHO.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal served by happy and busy staff. Started off slow but built up to a great service and knowledge shown by the staff.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We first came two years ago before the film festival and have been back many times since, good food and atmosphere

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K
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful. Delicious food. Good value.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, quick and attentive service. Great cocktail menu. Lots of choice for vegetarians. Would definitely recommend.

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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As the restaurant had few customers we did not mind seating on the end of a very long table.Would go again.Loved the food and atmosphere.

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Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fantastic, service was great had a live band not so much was too loud but would go back might be a new family favourite

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal though portiins small for cost of each dish when sharing still great place and nice atmosphere . Would be nice to hear live music occasionally to comolete the atmosphere

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have lunched there a few times now. Our daughter who has Spanish connections was impressed with the food. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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SW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Really enjoyed this place.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Aaa overall very good but one of the waitresses a little unhelpful

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, very friendly staff. Loved the way that the tapas was brought out in stages so things that should be hot were still hot when we ate them. Liked the Spanish wine and the music was perfect for that setting.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent choice of food and drinks this tapas restaurnat is a great place for lunch or evenng meal

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